Baker Custodians

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Baker Intermediate and CCPS would like to recognize Harvie Spry, Larry Spengler, Murriell Mullins, and Mark Puckett! During the two days CCPS closed due to illness, Baker Intermediate's Virus and Bacteria Bandits were fighting the good fight! Led by "Hygiene-Happy Harvie", "Lysol-Laying Larry", "Moppin' Mucus Murriell," and "Mr. Clean Mark", these hardworking fellas restored health and order to the BIS classrooms and common areas! Thanks for all your hard work to keep our kids and staff healthy! TWO BIG THUMBS UP!


Jennifer Winburn

Baker Intermediate School and Clark County Public Schools would like to give TWO HUGE THUMBS UP to Jennifer Winburn, the Data and Student Information Coordinator for the district. For years, Jennifer has helped teachers, principals, and schools with various tasks that roll down the pike. We are all extremely thankful for her patience and unwavering willingness to help. Often when asked what can we do for her in return, Mrs. Winburn answers with, "You can bring me a McDonald's unsweetened tea."

Well Mrs. Winburn, we owe you a tanker truck full of unsweet tea! Maybe two tankers.

Thanks for all you do for Baker, the other schools, and our district as a whole. You're one of a kind!

Lacey Branham

Baker Intermediate and Clark County Public Schools would like to congratulate 5th grade Reading and Social Studies teacher, Lacey Branham, on her successful completion of KTIP! Lacey has a promising career in education and is off to a great start to becoming a master teacher. Keep up the hard work! #BelieveInspireSucceed

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A big thumbs up to Baker Int. teachers Katie Berner, Candy Craig, Heather Crowl, Ian Ferrell, and Rachel Music! After attending the National Reading Recovery Conference in Columbus, Ohio, last month, these educators returned to Baker and planned and conducted mini professional development sessions to share reading strategies with their colleagues. These outstanding teachers are a small sample of a much larger, tighter, stronger professional learning community at BIS! Great job! #PLC #LearningNeverStops #BelieveInspireSucceed

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Thumbs Up to BIS Students and the BIS Kitchen Staff for back-to-back record-setting days! On Friday, February 24, 680 Bulldogs went through the breakfast lines. In all on that day, 1,299 breakfasts and lunches were served! Additionally, on the previous day, the Baker students set a BIS breakfast record, as 665 Baker Bulldogs went through the breakfast line. Students are taking advantage of the opportunity offered by the CEP Program.  A BIG THANK YOU to the BIS Cooks who work nonstop to make sure no child goes hungry, as they work to feed our kiddos twice daily, five days a week! #EatingGoodAtBIS #BrainFood #BelieveInspireSucceed

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Thumbs up to three Baker Bulldogs on performing in the KMEA All-State Chorus in Louisville on February 9th! Way to go Emma D., Emma H., and Ella B.! Also, a big thumbs up to BIS Choral Director, Stephanie Puckett, on building a stellar choral program at BIS in three short years! #BelieveInspireSucceed

Baker Academic Team

Congratulations to the Baker Intermediate Fifth Grade Academic Team on its second place finish at the Governor's Cup competition on February 11th. The Baker Bulldogs also received the Catherine Hume Award for Sportsmanship! Great job, Bulldogs! #BelieveInspireSucceed

Campbell Academic Team

On Saturday, January 21, the Robert D. Campbell Academic Team won their District's annual Governor's Cup Competition! Campbell Junior High won in all of the written assessment events and won in the Quick Recall event. Their overall point tally was 20 points ahead of the runner-up (Bourbon County Middle).

Additionally, not only did the students from Campbell win the competition, but the true test of their character came during breakfast. The other teams brought very little food to this all-day event. Campbell's team brought plenty of food, so the team shared what they had with the students from Paris Independent Middle and Bourbon County Middle. The generosity and positive attitude shown by Campbell's kids truly eclipsed the 1st-place trophy they brought home!

Thumbs-up to Baker Intermediate School, which is hosting its annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly on Friday, November 11, 2016. Breakfast starts at 8:00am. with the assembly following at 9:30am. We hope to see you there, as BIS honors our nation's veterans for their service to our country!


Thumbs-up to the Baker Intermediate staff, who have taken first in staff attendance for the second time this year, this time for Month 7. Way to go, Baker!

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Strode Station Elementary will be presenting Disney's The Lion King Kids on April 14th and 15th. There will be performances during the day and in the evening.  All performances will take place at Strode Station.

Thumbs-up to George Rogers Clark High and Robert D. Campbell Junior High Schools, who will present Disney's The Little Mermaid on March 18th, 19th, and 20th. For more information about the shows, please click here to view our website article.

Thumbs-up to Conkwright Elementary School, which was selected as a 2015-2016 National Beta School of Merit! Conkwright Elementary will be on the list of National Beta School of Merit recipients, which will be publicized at the 2016 National Beta Convention.  Conkwright teacher Kelsey McCaffrey is the school's Beta Club Sponsor.

On Friday, February 26th, the Clark Co ATC hosted the Region #9 Welding Competition. They hosted two other schools: Harrison Co. ATC and Southside Career and Technical Center. A total of 19 competitors competed in Welding Fabrication, Welding 1, and Welding.

Clark County ATC won 1st in Welding Fabrication, for the second year in a row. The students on this team were Tyler Morgan, Chris Collins, and Joshua McKnight. These students won $3,000 each in scholarship money to Kentucky Welding Institute (KWI), as well as one free 3-credit class from BCTC!  Clark County ATC also won 2nd and 3rd in Welding 1; Second Place was Austin Cartwright and Third Place was Christian Goodwin.  Austin won $1,500 from KWI and Christian won $1,000 from KWI.  Two other students who participated were Daniel Jones and James Martin. They both received $500 a piece for participating.

Collectively these students won a total of $12,500 in scholarship money from KWI (along with the free 3-credit BCTC class for the three students mentioned above). Great job, Clark County ATC!

Thumbs-up to Robert D. Campbell J.H. student Jacob Cameron Spicer, who has qualified to compete in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee!  This Kentucky State Bee will occur on April 1, 2016.

Thumbs-up to Robert D. Campbell Junior High, which has been selected as a model PBIS school by the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline.  Due to this, several administrators across the state have shown interest in visiting the school and our district!  PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports", and its purpose is to support academic achievement by eliminating behavior as a barrier to learning.  Very exciting news, RDC!

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Thumbs-up to the Campbell Junior High students who made and then delivered Valentine's Day cards to the residents at Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, an independent-living and assisted-living facility here in Winchester!
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Thumbs-up to the staff and students at Shearer Elementary, who are once again performing a musical. This school year, they are putting on Sleeping Beauty from March 3rd - 6th. To view a flyer with much more information about the event, please click here.

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Thumbs-up to CCPS principals and the Student Achievement Team, who met on January 26 to have an in-depth discussion of student progress monitoring.
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The winners of the Clark County Conservation District Art Contest and Writing Contest have been announced. These students will be honored at an awards banquet in April.

School-wide winners in the Art Contest were: Cecilia Shakadih — Baker Intermediate; Garrett Goldham — Shearer Elementary; Ragan Williams — Conkwright Elementary; and Beau Stacy — Justice Elementary. Winners of the Writing Contest were: McKayla Hall — George Rogers Clark; Kennedy Harrison — Campbell Jr. High; Hannah Craig — Baker Intermediate. Overall "Top County Winners" were Cecilia Shakadih and Hannah Craig. Teachers of these students will also be honored at the banquet with a $50 cash award for classroom supplies.

Writing and Math content training

Thumbs-up to our administrators, who spent the Snow Day on January 21 working through writing and math content training.
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Renee Perry

Conkwright teacher Renee Perry was recently awarded a mini-grant for which she had applied last month. Mrs. Perry received a video camera (with bag and accessories), as well as a computer mini-vac to clean the inside of computers; she plans to use these with her STLP club on upcoming projects around the school! The mini-grant was offered by the Central Kentucky Association of Technology Coordinators (CKATC).

Baker Car Loop Crew

Clark County Public Schools and Baker Intermediate would like to recognize the "Car Loop Crew" at Baker. These educators are dedicated to the safety of students. Whether rain or shine, these educators are committed to getting students into their vehicles efficiently and safely. CCPS gives “TWO BIG THUMBS UP” for going the extra mile to: (from left to right) Mike Hamilton, Zach Ernst, Rick Mitchell, Candy Craig, Alexis Goforth, Autum Byers, Ashley Madison, Brittany Thomas, Renee Ware, and Steve Smith.
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Thumbs-up to Campbell Science teacher Shelly Chesnut for heading up "Science Showcase Night" at Campbell Junior High on the evening of February 18. The students have worked very hard on their projects and are excited to show what they have accomplished. Click here to read the full article on our website.

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Students in Mrs. Gullett's 3rd grade class at Strode Station Elementary are learning about the parts of an egg and about the life cycle of a chicken. Mrs. Castle, the County Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, is preparing the students to receive this year's "special delivery". In a few weeks the students will get to witness first-hand the life cycle of a chicken. Students will incubate and care for several dozen eggs for twenty-one days until they hatch. A webcam will be available for all the students of Clark County to watch the eggs hatch.
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Thumbs-up to the CCPS Energy Committee, who most recently met on January 13 at Central Office... thank you for helping to make our district a more efficient place to learn and work!
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Thumbs-up to Campbell Junior High Language Arts teacher Danielle Ward, who led a writing workshop at Central Office on January 13.  Thank you, Mrs. Ward, for sharing your expertise!
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Thumbs-up to the Health and Physical Education teachers at Baker Intermediate, Conkwright Elementary, Justice Elementary, Shearer Elementary, and Strode Station Elementary; they have sponsored the "Health and Fitness Extravaganza" to be held at Baker on January 21.  Click here to read the full article on our website.

 Baker Core Content teachers

Clark County Public Schools would like to recognize the Core Content Leaders of Baker Intermediate School. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, these educators serve as TPGES Peer Observers, lead the disaggregation of student achievement data, assist in the development of the Baker’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, and lead weekly Professional Learning Community meetings. Each one of these hardworking professionals displays individual strengths and leadership styles, while forging a strong, collective bond among content colleagues. CCPS gives “TWO BIG THUMBS UP” to… (from left to right) Related Arts - Jessica Scolf; 5th Grade Science - Alexis Goforth; 6th Grade Social Studies - Tracey Kindred; 6th Grade ELA - Katie Berner; Special Education - Brian Helton; 6th Grade Math - Alison Lipscomb; 5th Grade Math - Betty Anes; 5th Grade Social Studies - Julie Hale; 5th Grade ELA - Ninya Sallee; 6th Grade Science - Lisa Antoniou.
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 CCPS Counselors

In December, all CCPS counselors were trained by our very own Jennifer Winburn, learning all the new tabs available in the latest update of our Student Data System, Infinite Campus.
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CCPS Safety Committee

The CCPS Safety Committee recently met with Jeff Floyd of KEMI (Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance) to go over safe practices to prevent slips, trips, and falls.  Click here to read more and see who your representatives are.


Brandi Ballard

Baker Intermediate and CCPS would like to give a “BIG THUMBS UP” to BIS School Nurse Brandi Ballard. Nurse Ballard joined the BIS staff in October and has been a great addition to the Baker family. Brandi demonstrates professionalism and displays a caring demeanor for children daily. Brandi loves horses, Auburn football, and resides in Madison County with her family. BIS is proud to call Brandi Ballard a Baker Bulldog!


Mike Hamilton

Baker Intermediate and CCPS would like to give a BIG THUMBS UP to fifth grade Math and Science Teacher, Mr. Mike Hamilton. In addition to his daily teaching duties, Mr. Hamilton serves as Baker’s School Technology Coordinator. With the recent upgrade to our district’s web server, Mike has put in many hours to help get Baker’s website updated. We appreciate your hard work and dedication on this endeavor, Mr. Hamilton!


Baker Team Leaders

We would like to give a big thumbs up to the BIS Team Leaders. The roles and responsibilities of team leader are no easy undertaking. From scheduling students, to refining building and team logistics, to organizing student academic and behavior incentives, to boosting team focus and morale, these ladies never fail to rise to the challenge! Baker Intermediate and the entire district tips their cap to Candy Craig, Emily Daniels, Kara O’Rourke, Jess Scolf, Brittany Thomas, Liza Thomas, and Renee Ware. Thanks for your stellar leadership and for making Baker a great place for students and staff!
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There were some great events at Conkwright Elementary this week (Nov. 9-13)!  November 9 was College and Career Day, with teachers wearing apparel from their college alma mater and discussing “How you become a teacher or career professional”.  November 11 was our Veterans Day program, and November 13 was "Kentucky Day", where students were invited to wear camouflage and listen to the following presenters:

  • Fritz Jacobs - Civil War Artifacts
  • John Keeton - Wood Turner/Wood Artwork
  • Rosemary Campbell - Quilts
  • Randy Rosbrook - Beekeeper
  • Kerry Elliott - Animal Skins

Finally, on November 23, GRC HOSA organization will be our guest, and they will help run a Health Fair for 3rd and 4th graders and a "Teddy Bear Clinic" for K-2nd grade.

Our Superintendent Paul Christy was recently featured in the "Fast Five Superintendent's Spotlight" sent out weekly by Kentucky Dept. of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt!  To view the write-up, please click here.

GRC High School teachers Megan Searles, Almond Bailey, and Jimmy Powell just completed the first “Soft Skills” class today in Jimmy Powell’s class. There were 11-12 students that took part in it. Teachers and students talked about the application process, interviewing, and workplace behavior. It was a great discussion and the students seemed engaged, were answering questions, and were asking questions themselves. This was an exciting opportunity for them and many of them see it more vividly. We will be holding another “Soft Skills” class on November 5th for additional students who want to sign up or for those who could not make it the first time.

Justice Cafeteria staff received a 100% (no violations) on their Health Department Inspection on their most recent health inspection. Congratulations to the cafeteria staff on this great accomplishment!

I would like to recognize the Shearer 2nd Grade Team and the Art Teacher for their collaboration with Science and Art. The Second Grade Teachers – Mrs. Lindsey Campbell, Mrs. Christy Coleman, Mrs. Sarah Kash, and Ms. Cindy Stencel, and the Art Teacher, Mrs. Brigetta Crawford – collaborated on a science landforms unit. The students were studying landforms (rivers, mountains, volcanoes, etc… ) and the art teacher had the students make “salt-dough” landform maps to extend the lesson from the classroom and to connect the content. Kudos to this TEAM effort!!!

The George Rogers Clark High School building was recently featured in the Learning by Design educational trade journal!  To view the article, please click here.